Pilgrims’ Kitchen

Please note that Pilgrims’ Kitchen is closed until further notice.

Accessed via the elegant Cloisters, we offer all visitors a warm welcome and a great place to eat and meet. As well as our seasonal menu we have a specials board that changes regularly.

Our serving times are:
Breakfast is served 8.30-11 am
Lunches are served 12-2.30 pm
Cakes are available all day

Formerly known as The Refectory, Pilgrims’ Kitchen is an inviting eating space with rustic furniture, quirky chapel chairs and heritage colours. Comfy sofas offer a more relaxed area for a cup of coffee, or the chance to catch up with friends – children are catered for too, with highchairs and toys. Wifi is now available. We are delighted to offer Suffolk-based barista coffee as well as Fairtrade tea, James White Apple juice and a choice of Fairtrade wine or the iconic Greene King Old Speckled Hen ale.

Afternoon Tea


Join in with one of the finest English food and drink traditions with one of our Afternoon Teas. Treat yourself or someone special to our selection of irresistible cakes, bakes and sandwiches.


Choose from:


Traditional Afternoon Tea

Savoury Afternoon Tea

Both include a pot of tea or americano coffee

£13.00 per person


Or upgrade your Afternoon Tea to include a glass of Prosecco or Old Speckled Hen

£16.50 per person

Afternoon Tea must be booked 24 hours in advance.


Please call Pilgrims’ Kitchen on 01284 748738 to find out more and to book. Please inform them of any dietary requirements

We also offer Gift Vouchers for Afternoon Teas.

Home cooked, locally sourced fayre, the signature food of chef, Paul Hughes, still tops the menu. Order at the counter, and the staff will bring your freshly prepared meal to you.

We are proud to use a range of locally sourced ingredients, such as sauces and chutneys from Stokes, based in Woodbridge.

We have cakes baked on the premises and our famous cheese scones on the menu. Get here early for the scones as these are a favourite of the Cathedral staff!

If you are on the move, we offer an enhanced takeaway service – whether it’s a quick coffee, a Danish pastry or your sandwich choice wrapped up in a neat box.

Pilgrims’ Kitchen is also an excellent location for your function or event.

For further information please contact the Pilgrims’ Kitchen Manager, Nikki King, on pilgrimskitchen@stedscathedral.org or call 01284 748738.